2013-14 Saw action in all 37 games, starting 12...Averaged 6.9 ppg, 2.6 apg and shot 38 percent from 3-point territory...Had an exceptional post-season for Ohio, averaging 12.8 ppg and 3.3 apg while shooting a team-best 48.4 percent (15-31) from 3-point land during the MAC Tournament and CIT...Ohio posted a 9-2 record when Willis scored 10+ points in 2013-14...Knocked down at least three 3-pointers in six of Ohio's final eight games...11 points on 4-of-6 shooting vs. Morgan State (Nov. 20)...Tallied 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting vs. Evansville...Notched 12 points, four assists in 22 minutes vs. Alabama A&M (Dec. 14)...Hit the game-winning 3-pointer and finished with 12 points (4-7 3pt FG) at Eastern Michigan on Jan. 25...Nine points, team-high five assists and four rebounds while playing 38 minutes at Buffalo in first career start at Ohio...Notched eight points and distributed five assists vs. Buffalo...Posted 16 points (6-7 FG, 4-5 3pt FG) and distributed five assists at Bowling Green...Tallied 15 points (4-7 3pt FG) and dished out a team-high five assists at Miami on March 8...15 points (3-6 3pt FG), five assists, two steals vs. Ball State in MAC Tournament First Round (March 10)...Posted 13 points (3-6 3pt FG) and three assists in MAC Second Round game vs. Miami...Season-high 21 points (5-6 3pt FG) vs. Wright State in CIT Second Round action...Registered 13 points, game-high six assists in CIT Quarters vs. VMI (March 26).
2012-13 Sat out the 2012-13 season due to NCAA transfer guidelines.
Prior to Ohio Started 30 of 31 games as sophomore, finishing second on the team in assists (58)...Also finished fourth on the team in scoring at 8.1 ppg...Led the Red Raiders in scoring during contests against Wake Forest (15 pts) and Baylor (13) and led Texas Tech in both contests against Oklahoma (21, 16) and Kansas (12, 17)...Scored a career-high 21 points in a 65-47 win over the Sooners in Lubbock ... Also led the team in rebounding during the contest with Baylor...Led the team in assists seven times and posted a season-high five helpers against the Demon Deacons...Played in 27 games as a freshman for the Red Raiders, averaging 3.6 points and 1.5 assists per game...Scored in double figures against Texas (10) and Missouri (10) ... added a career-best six assists against North Texas.
High School Played basketball for Nick Smith at Pinkston High School in Dallas and graduated in 2009 ... Attended a post graduate year at Christian Life Academy in Humble, Texas ... Played for Carlos Wilson at CLA ... Ranked No. 12 in Texas among Class of 2009 players ... Had 38-point game that included 10 three-pointers at Denton Great American Shoot-Out ... Went 18-for-23 from three-point line and tallied 56 points in a CLA game.
Personal Full name is Javarez D'Ante Willis...Born October 2, 1989 in Irving, Texas...Son of Gavin Hay and Jill Willis ... Has four siblings, Jalesia, Jadavius and Aaryn Sophus... uncle is former NBA All-Star Karl Malone...Majoring in specialized studies.
CAREER HIGHS (AT OHIO & TEXAS TECH)
on two occasions (last vs. Wright State, March 22, 2014)
Field Goals Made
vs. Oklahoma (February 11, 2012)
3-Pt Field Goals Made
vs. Wright State (March 22, 2014)
Free Throws Made
vs. Wake Forest (November 27, 2011)
on two occasions
on two occasions (last vs. VMI, March 26, 2014)
on two occasions (last at Akron, February 22, 2014)